The Jazz got Jimmered

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  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    June 26, 2011 12:00 a.m.

    RE: atl134 | 12:25 a.m

    What if kanter and burks end up not being too good and are only bench players playing a dozen minutes a game while with the Jazz?

    And let's face it the Jazz drafted another SG that can't shoot, that can't take over game when needed, and no team has won a championship without a guard/sf who could shoot and take over a game,

    your power forwards and centers can't dribble and do that.

    that is why the jazz have never won a championship.

    Your question should apply to all players the jazz draft and not just to white players, or players you don't like, or players you don't want the jazz drafting.

    the jazz have drafted many players that didn't work out, atleast for them,

    so what if jimmer doesn't end being that good?

    and what if jimmer does?

  • Ernesto de Bajo Albuquerque, NM
    June 25, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    It is hard to say whether the Jazz got Jimmered but they definitely did not get Leonar'd. Shame, Kawi will be a Tashaun Prince-type talent for years to come.

  • DSB Cedar Hills, UT
    June 25, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    There's only one thing that puts fans in the seats, and keeps them there - winning. Even diehard Jimmer fans, who may initially fill the stands, would fade away over time if the team did not consistently win.

  • Jeffrey Wilbur Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 25, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    Just so you know, John Stockton, and the Jazz, were booed when he was selected in 1984.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    June 25, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Imagine what would have happened if the Jazz gave into to all these clamors for local players over the years. We would pretty much be rooting for them elsewhere like we do now because although good role players they are not the ones that could put the Jazz on the professional map. I for one am glad the financial health of the franchise has been put before our provincialism.

  • Richard Saunders Provo, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    The Jazz did a great job, and when almost every single national guy agrees, they should take some pride in that. I don't believe that here would have been a good basketball fit for Fredette. And it is scary that some fans go to extremes wearing shirts like "In Jimmer we trust." You might think it's funny, but to others it's borderline at best. Apparently, people have forgotten about the whole, "Thou shalt not worship idols" thing.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    I think it's time that The Hero and his worshippers spend a little time apart. It's getting a little creepy.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    I love Jimmer, but I think the draft turned out best for all concerned. Over time, we shall see.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    I'm quite pleased that Jazz management are not run by a bunch of byu fans. Otherwise Araujo would be the starting center and their record would be 0-82 every year.

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    June 25, 2011 7:03 a.m.

    Larry Miller would've let the FO do their job. They had burks rated pretty high on their draft board and probably higher than Jimmer. I think the Jazz would've picked Burks over Jimmeer if both were available.

  • President Joker Washington, DC
    June 25, 2011 7:00 a.m.

    No, The jazz jimmered the whole NBA with their picks. All the national people seem to think so.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    Several thoughts
    1. Isn't Jazz attendence already high anyway?
    2. What if Jimmer ends up not being too good and is only a bench player playing a dozen minutes a game while with the Jazz? Will the fans still care?
    3. Jimmer is a divisive issue in this state given that the Jazz play in the city that is home to the rival of Jimmer's college. Suffice it to say Jazz fans are largely split between "please please please draft Jimmer" and "please please please anyone but Jimmer". Not sure that really helps the team.